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August 12, 2010

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Book Signing by MCCC Alum and Author Gina Holmes at B&N Aug. 14
Author Gina Holmes (A.S. Nursing '97) will sign copies of her first novel, Crossing Oceans, at the Hamilton Marketplace Barnes and Noble on Route 130 Aug. 14, 7-9 p.m. Published in May by Tyndale House, the novel hit the CBA (trade association for the Christian Retail Channel) bestseller list earlier this summer, a rare occurrence for a debut novelist. Read more about Holmes and her life since Mercer in a story written in February here.


Time Changes for College Assembly, Barbecue and Academic Affairs Convocation
The College Assembly will take place Aug. 25, 10 a.m. to noon at Kelsey Theatre, preceded by juice, coffee and muffins at 9:30 a.m. The staff barbecue will follow. The Academic Affairs Convocation takes place at 1:15 p.m. in the Student Center Cafeteria. Full pre-class week schedule here.


Sept. 11 Commemoration Set For Sept. 10
MCCC will host its annual commemoration ceremony for 9-11 on Friday, Sept. 10 at 11 a.m. in the Memorial Garden outside the Student Center. Details to come.

Event Reminders (previously announced)

Aug. 19: Continuing Studies "Back to School Night" Information Session, 6 p.m., Conference Center. More here.

Sept. 12: Heart Walk at Mercer County Park. Pre-walk festivities 9:30 a.m.; walk at 10:30 a.m.

Oct. 5: MCCC's Golf Classic Oct. 5. Details here.

Yoga: The last summer yoga class with Helen Tanzini will be Aug. 19, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. in the PE dance studio (2nd floor). Helen will restart her yoga classes on Sept. 8 and they will be held in the gym. Monday yoga classes at 5:30 p.m. continue in the dance studio.


Study Abroad Options Expand; Info. Sessions Scheduled
Students will have increased options to visit and study in foreign countries during the 2010-11 academic year. Four faculty-led Study Tours are planned, including Costa Rica (March 11-18); London (May 23-June 1); Germany/Switzerland (May 30-June 5); and Paris (July 10-17). In addition, the college will offer students the option to spend up to a full semester abroad.
Study Abroad Coordinator Andrea Lynch will host seven information sessions throughout the fall semester. The first is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 25 at 6 p.m., CM 108. More here.

Turn Up the Heat at MCCC Culinary Center this Fall
You can learn everything culinary -- from knife skills to soups and pasta this fall at MCCC's Culinary Center. Classes will please beginners to the most experienced cooks. Chef instructors will include Frank Campione, Bill Conrad, Beth Dinice, Lawrence Frazer, Carol Maxwell, Mamta Puri, Benson Yu, and MCCC's very own hospitality programs coordinator Doug Fee.
More here.

Kelsey Theatre Companies Nominated for Record 25 Perry Awards
It was a good year for community theater at MCCC! M. Kitty Getlik, artistic director at Kelsey Theatre, received word that shows performed at Kelsey during the 2009-10 season received a combined 25 Perry Award nominations from the New Jersey Association of Community Theatres (NJACT), a volunteer organization dedicated to supporting local theater around the state. More here.

PASS Program Conducts Panel Discussion on "Go Green" Movement
On July 30, incoming students in the MCCC PASS program attended a panel discussion entitled "Environmental Issues and Social Responsibility." Offered as part of PASS' Pre-Freshman Summer Academy, the event featured seven panelists representing a variety of sustainability groups. Panelists included Mark Dante of Premier/Central Jersey Waste & Recycling; Elizabeth M. Muoio, director of the Mercer County Office of Economic Development and Sustainability; Karen K. Nathan of Olivine LLC; David Occhiuto, WBAI radio host of Eco-Logic; MCCC Professor Garry Perryman; Tim Razzaq, CEO and Founder of We Are BOOST; and Tyrone Walcott, founder & CEO of New Impact Nutrition.

The panelists discussed topics ranging from environmental justice to eco-friendly lifestyles, jobs and real estate. They stressed the need for citizens to work together to improve their communities and the importance of personal responsibility in a sustainable future. The event was coordinated by Charles Weatherspoon and moderated by Alvyn Haywood and is part of the PASS program's comprehensive six-week program that includes academic advisement, counseling, cultural enrichment and tutoring.


NJ PLACE Spells Success for Two MCCC Grads
Two recent graduates have proven without a doubt that work experience counts. William Dargan ('09) and Donte Boyer ('10), both of whom earned their associate in applied science degrees in Technical Studies, have taken full advantage of NJ PLACE (New Jersey Pathways Leading Apprentices to a College Education), a program that creates flexible opportunities for skilled trade workers to earn their college degrees. More here.

MCCC Well Represented at Euphemia Gallery Event
"Art, Freud and the Unconscious," a visual and performing arts event organized by MCCC grad Tamara Ramos ('10) on Aug. 7, served as an inspiring message that the arts are alive and well in Trenton. Held at The DeRosa Group on South Broad Street, the opening drew approximately 200 guests, including MCCC faculty members, current students and alumni. It featured photography by Ramos and faculty member Matt Giobbi and other artists, and performances by student Chris Kess and faculty member Jody Person.

In attendance was Professor Dori Seider, who called it "one of the most inspiring multimedia events I have ever attended." She noted that she talked with a number of young people who decided on the spot to enroll at Mercer. Seider congratulated Ramos for her role in bringing people and art together. "Immediately upon graduating from Mercer, she is a powerful force. I can't wait to see what she will do in the future."

Added Giobbi, "The art event was incredible. SO many Mercer students were involved and I was blown away by the sincerity and talent of the participants. This was the best experience I have had since being at Mercer and in the Trenton area. Tamara is a pro, and the alum, students, and faculty turn-out was inspiring." See Matt Giobbi's Facebook photos here.

Kitty Getlik Earns Rave Reviews as Cinderella's Stepmother
Kelsey Theatre Artistic Director Kitty Getlik had a good time on stage and rave reviews as well. According to Princeton Packet reviewer Bob Brown, "Key performances are all fine as well. Getlik, as the pushy, loudmouthed stepmother, reminded me of the noted character actress Marjorie Main, who played Ma Kettle in films years ago." The full review of "Cinderella," which ran at Kelsey from July 30 to Aug. 8, is available here.

Mercer in the News Online

Mercer Business Magazine:
Ask a Busy Person Feature: Lynn Holl

The Times:
Dr. Donohue's Letter to the Editor

MCCC Offers Students Options for Study Abroad

Summer Gets Cookin at MCCC (Camp College)

New Opportunities Await at MCCC This Fall

Noncredit Programs Cater to Adults at MCCC

Long Live the Arts and Artists (Mel Leipzig)

Mercer Space.com:

New Opportunities at MCCC This Fall

Students Make Connections at Rutgers Leadership Program

Central Jersey.com:
Turn up the Heat at MCCC's Culinary Center this Fall

MCCC International Study Options Expand

MCCC's Kelsey Theatre Announces Season

MCCC Offers Program to Prepare Clinical Trials Professionals

What's Coming to Kelsey Theatre

Sept. 3-19: Hansel and Gretel

2010-2011 Season

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